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Jon Stewart poked fun at Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden’s “poor-off” on Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Show, questioning why the two 2016 presidential contenders “seem to think we need a hobo for president.”

Over the past two weeks, Biden claimed that “I don’t own a single stock or bond…I have no savings accounts,” and Clinton said that she left the White House in 2000 “not only dead broke, but in debt” (claims that PolitiFact rated “half true” and “mostly false,” respectively).

“Clearly there’s only way to settle which Democratic candidate can appeal best to traditional, blue-collar, Reagan-Democrat voters,” Stewart said. “Looks like we need to have ourselves a good old-fashioned poor-off!”

After playing video of Clinton’s comments — and pausing to dab his eyes with a $100 bill — Stewart joked that they were “well played…But if I know Joe Biden, you just brought a $100 bill to a loose-change fight.”

“What’s with the poverty Tourette’s?” Stewart said. “Why do these two seem to think we need a hobo for president? Own what you have, it’s fine.”

Video is below, via Comedy Central:

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Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog

What makes Trump supporters so loyal to a president who is wrecking the country and the world is one of the great mysteries of our time. And the latest political scientist to ponder this problem is Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, whose obscene, cigar-chomping wisecracks you may recall from his many appearances on Saturday Night Live.

Now working as a "correspondent" for Stephen Colbert's Late Show, Triumph recently convened a focus group of real live Trump supporters to discuss current issues, such as the dismantling of Confederate statues and unemployment. The group watched some fictional Trump-Pence campaign ads to gauge their reaction to potentially extreme proposals by their idol.

Even Triumph, who always presumes human stupidity, was exasperated by their answers.

It's uproariously funny, the way only a gang of mindless Trumpists can be.